Though you may well think the 2 are the same, the implications are totally different. Get more about Public Choice. Working with a CPA will insure that you're saying all the rebates and credits that are generally accessible. Attempts at Not Paying Taxes There are groups and people who refuse to pay tax. These people aren't hiding their earnings or using illegal schemes, they just refuse to pay tax. If you're unable to attend in the flesh you can send a ballot and use your vote this way.